- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 98
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is a Relational Database? - Elements, Design & Advantages
Course SummaryComputer Science 204: Database Programming has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging database programing topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Database Programming - Assignment: Creating & Manipulating a Database|
The course objective is to teach students the requisite skills they'll need to create and manage relational database management systems. Students will learn how to populate, manipulate, and retrieve data; write queries for multiple tables; modify tables; and use regular expressions.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Define relational databases and explain core concepts of database design (normalization, normal forms, queries, and basic SQL commands)
- Explain data definition language, define SQL data types and describe their use, describe constraints, and create primary and foreign keys in a database
- Use SQL commands to populate and retrieve data from a database
- Define data manipulation language (DML) and explain its use, write SQL statements to update, delete, and manipulate data in a database.
- Write SQL commands to retrieve data from multiple tables using joins: inner, left, right, outer, cross, and self joins; define and explain the use of aliases
- Write SQL subqueries to query data from multiple tables
- Describe views and indexes in databases, Create views and indexes using SQL
- Explain how to modify tables in SQL; write SQL commands to drop columns, rows, constraints, tables, temporary tables, and indexes using SQL.
- Define sets in databases; write SQL commands to manipulate sets and group data in databases; perform multi-table inserts.
- Define regular expressions and explain their use in Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server
- Explain the importance of database security and describe methods for securing databases through management, use SQL tools for database security, and describe auditing and forensic methods for databases.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Computer Science 204: Database Programming consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Computer Science 204: Database Programming by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Computer Science 204: Database Programming final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Intro to Relational Database Management Systems||Describes database applications and queries, designing database schemas and basic SQL commands in database management systems (DBMS)|
|Creating & Managing Database Tables||Explores data definition language (DDL), primary and foreign keys in SQL and different SQL data types|
|Populating & Retrieving Data in Databases||Discusses basic and advanced SQL query syntax, SQL functions and sorting the results of a SQL query|
|Manipulating Data in Databases||Outlines data manipulation language (DML), the UPDATE and DELETE statements in SQL and how to control transactions in SQL|
|Data Queries in Multiple Tables Using Joins||Explains SQL joins, including inner joins, full outer joins, left and right joins and self-joins, plus aliases in SQL|
|Data Queries in Multiple Tables Using Subqueries||Details SQL subqueries and correlated subqueries, plus EXISTS, NOT EXISTS and WITH|
|Views & Indexes in Databases||Defines SQL views, database indexes, indexes in SQL and the CREATE index in SQL|
|Modifying Tables in Databases||Covers modifying tables using SQL, SQL DROP columns and rows, as well as DROP tables, indexes and databases|
|Manipulating Large Data Sets in Databases||Identifies concepts of SET operators in database management, UNION vs. JOIN, manipulating data using subqueries and multi-table inserts in databases|
|Developing & Using Regular Expressions in Databases||Provides information about regular expressions and how they are implemented in Oracle databases, MySQL databases and SQL server databases|
|Database Security||Identifies database administration and security, database security using SQL, advanced database security and database encryption|
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|Completed all lessons in Computer Science 204: Database Programming course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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